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The best four-season tents, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 1, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Four-Season Tent Reviews
Recently broke down and bought the Nemo Kunai 2p for backpacking, was a little hesitant based on the cost, but so far the tent has been worth one investment. Today I have only been able to test the tent in warmer weather and the tent has performed well. Withstands the strong winds and rain of a late summer storm and is not uncomfortable at night. Setup is simple and materials are excellent. While it is a bit heavier than some other options, the versatility of one tent for all but the hottest months… Full review
The ultimate, bomb proof, high mountain tent. I've now owned my VE25 for about 20 years, bought it to replace an Ultimate Quasar, and not regretted it. This tent has been everywhere, from alpine passes (over 3500m) to tundra, Scottish summers and winters too. It's never let me down, still looks great, and is 100% proof from everything the world throws at it. It wasn't cheap, but now it's 20, the cost/year is nothing. To have a tent that yon know will stand up to anything is amazing—I have the… Full review
Way too heavy for solo backpacking but an absolute palace for a couple car-camping over several days. Exceptionally well thought out, doesn't matter which way you pitch, the doors are diagonally opposed, so there'll always be one facing forward. Sags a little in the centre and doesn't shed the rain as efficiently as the Nallo 2 or the Nallo 2GT (both previously owned) but would definitely recommend, particularly with a footprint to reduce the condensation. My first Hb was a Nallo 2 which I used… Full review
I love this tent. I have put it through the ultimate test and it survived. My tent is 6 years old. Has survived Burning Man and camping in a northern California rainstorm for a weekend. During the rain I had no leakage, however we made sure we were camping in a suitable area that drained downward and we waterproofed and used plenty of tarps. As far as Burning Man goes, I would not recommend this tent for the Playa but our tent got ruined by a dust storm and this was the backup. It did well. It needed… Full review
Great tent with major flaws. I owned two of these (Bibler and BD)—and used them heavily over 20 years. I loved them until the sleeping in a pool of water spoiled the fun The tent is great until the DWR bites the dust and it starts to leak. The Toddtex will pull water through the tent from outside to inside once the DWR finish wears off. It took years to happen, but once it was shot, it was impossible to fix. I renewed the DWR with top-rated products, several times, and it kept leaking anyway. Full review
I bought one in 1963. The material is ventile, which is a superior material. Still have it in mint condition. Full review
It is easy to assemble. It is a good size and weight for kayaking or biking. I can not keep the rain out when I open the vestibule. I like the size of the vestibule. Full review
Super bad value. Looks great, pitches easily, very light ONE-person tent with gear. Famous name and high price for something that delivers a poor camping experience in benign conditions. In wet, you could be in a lot of bother with soaking gear, clothes, and sleeping bag. Do NOT touch with a tent pole. For the sake of a few pounds, I'd rather go up with a heavier two skin than risk hypothermia in this waste of money. North Face, you should be utterly ashamed to put your name on such an appalling… Full review
Worst tent I ever owned... And to put this into context I go camping 6 weeks a year every year for the last 20 years. Every time I put this tent up the poles break and they will break repeatedly and every day so you will need to carry a hacksaw, a file, and some electrical tape. This problem is mainly derived from two key fundamental design flaws: Point loading—As the inner tent hooks onto the frame made by the poles (as opposed to using sleeves) it applies the load at stress points which can… Full review